Attention: Parents and guardians of TPS student athletes.
We want you to have the chance to watch your student athlete excel on the playing field.
So, if your student is a cheerleader or band member, or an active member of his or her school's football, soccer, volleyball, basketball or wresting team, you are eligible for admission passes for all home and away games when it's two TPS teams playing.
You will need to show a photo ID to receive the passes. Any questions, please call the Board of Education at 419-671-0001 and ask for the Athletics Department.
Keeping students and staff members safe is the number one priority of Toledo Public Schools, so a number of safety summits are being
held in the month of September so parents, guardians and community members can learn about important safety-related initiatives.
A Safety Summit will be held in each of the district's six learning communities.
The initial presentation will be done by Diana Ruiz-Krause, the chief of the TPS Department of Public Safety, and other TPS administrators, and then there will be breakout sessions on such topics as A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate); bully prevention; strategies for keeping kids safe and school bus safety.
The sessions are being held at the six traditional high schools so parents and guardians can go to the meeting in their learning community;
however, parents and guardians are invited to attend whatever session works best for their schedules. All summits will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
As of August 1, Toledo Public Schools is a tobacco-free school district.
The Board of Education approved a resolution in February declaring the district tobacco-free. That means no staff member, student or volunteer is permitted to smoke, inhale, dip or chew tobacco at any time, including non-school hours in any building, facility or vehicle owned, leased, rented or chartered by the District or on school grounds, athletic facilities or parking lots.
The use of tobacco at any athletic event and/or after school activity will also be prohibited.
For the purpose of this policy, “tobacco” includes any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette, and any other smoking product, and spit tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip, chew and snuff, in any form.
For the purpose of this policy, electronic cigarettes are considered “tobacco.”
Throughout the school year, information on how to quit smoking or using tobacco will be provided to staff, students, volunteers and parents.
The new Aerospace & Natural Science Academy of Toledo (ANSAT) officially opened its doors on Monday, August 6, with a ribbon cutting and opening program that featured a number of speeches, including from Dr. Romules Durant, CEO/superintendent of Toledo Public Schools; Amy Daunhauer, the new ANSAT director; Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur; City of Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz and Paul Toth, president and CEO of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority.
The new academy is open to students throughout northwest Ohio. It has a Career Tech focus in several growing industries: aviation and aeronautics; animal science and management; urban agriculture and agribusiness and environmental sustainability and wildlife management. There will be project-based, cross-curricular learning in a high-tech environment.
Students will have the opportunity to earn college credit, industrial credentials and employment after graduation. Possible career options include employment as an aviation technician as well as in greenhouse management; small-livestock management; hydroponic vegetable production; veterinary hospitals; animal research facilities; animal control agencies; animal shelters and boarding kennels.
Classes start Monday, August 20, in a newly renovated building at Toledo Located at Toledo Express Airport, 11600 W. Airport Service Rd., in Swanton.